Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Weekend Get-Away!

Casey surprised me with a weekend getaway in Seattle to have an early celebration of my birthday, our anniversary and Casey's maniversary (the day after our anniversary reserved for manly non-romantic stuff). Grandma and Papa Grose (and Aunt Haley) watched the boys for us so we could have a worry free weekend - and boy was it great!!!

We started the night with dinner at Ruth's Chris where we surprised our server by how long we had been married and that we had triplets. Apparently he thought we looked like teenagers! While dining we were able to spot a couple of the Chicago Bears players coming in to pick up their dinner to go. Judging by the outcome of the football game the next day, the Bears players must have all grabbed dinner and went back to their rooms to watch film and prepare:) After dinner we went to see the play "Wicked" at the Paramount Theater. It was the first time I had been to the theater and was a little surprised by the random clapping but REALLY enjoyed the play and would like to go again. After the play we took the scariest cab ride back to our hotel. I mean scary! The driver would get up to 60mph between each block and was...um...an aggressive driver!

The next day Casey and I were off to watch the Seahawks play. I was very excited because I have only been to one Seahawk game and it was when they were playing at Husky Stadium while the King Dome was being repaired...does that tell you how long it has been? We drove down by the stadium by 10am to find good parking only to find everything packed and tailgating parties in full swing! So we ditched the good parking and went to Pike Place market for breakfast and sightseeing. I love going to the market so I was happy for this little turn of events:) We eventually made it to the game after another interesting cab ride and entered the hawk zone! You always hear on tv about how loud Quest Field is but it is actually deafening in person. Amazing! Lot's of great fans and a not so great showing by the home team but we still had a great time.

It was so nice to get out and do something by ourselves without people staring at us or taking 15 minutes to get in and out of the car. We had a really nice time. Thank you Mom, Dad, and Haley!!!

I told Casey I had a bad feeling about buying this jersey 3 weeks ago. I wanted to see if I could find something else but now I know why he encouraged me to buy it:) Why didn't I hold out for the Largent jersey?!?!

Casey doing his best Seahawk!!

The original Starbucks. You know I likes me lattes:)

I'm such a tourist.

See the blurry thing in the middle of the picture? Flying fish!!

I love all of the flowers!!!!

There were a ton of all of these beautiful peppers.

Casey at the exhibition center before the game.
Go Seahawks!
We were booing our own kicker about one hour after this picture was taken.